New Product Introduction Manager
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Springfield, Tennessee
2018-06-09

Location: Springfield, TN

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager is responsible to Lead the NPI Purchasing team; develop a structured, proactive, collaborative, and robust strategic direct material sourcing plan for all NPI collaborating with cross functional teams, (Quality, Product Line, R&D, EGD, Operations, Finance….), to launch on time, at the right Quality, and best Total Cost.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

Leadership

  • Develop KPI’s and performance metrics for the NPI Purchasing team
  • Conduct performance appraisals
  • Manage workload and project assignments across NPI Purchasing team
  • Develop, coach, mentor, recruit a high performance Purchasing team
  • Structure and align team priorities to meet the needs of the business
  • Drive a continuous improvement culture
  • Teambuilding

Sourcing

  • Direct Material cost estimation
  • Long term Strategic Direct Material sourcing strategy
  • Strategic / early supplier engagement
  • Cost modeling utilization
  • RFQ, sourcing activity, tooling capacity / utilization
  • Negotiations, Contracts, Sourcing Board
  • Work with Engineering, EGD, and Product Line to quantify investment required for components and technology

Project Management

  • Direct Material Project Master tracking of NPI projects
  • Provide various direct material tracking reports, cost/spend analysis, and sourcing updates for new product tracking models
  • Develop strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Asset management and tracking per Electrolux policies and procedures
  • Risk management

Minimum Qualification

  • B.A./B.S. Degree required (Engineering degree preferred)
  • Minimum of five years as a Commodity / Category Manager or proven equivalent
  • Purchasing professional experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Project management, cost modeling, and analytics
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Strategic vision and tactical execution
  • Capable of setting priorities, meeting deadlines with strong initiative and pro-active mindset
  • Strong decision making, problem solving and analytical skills with particular attention given to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional level of Ethics, integrity, and judgment